History DisproportionateRetribution / ComicBooks

27th Aug '17 12:51:54 AM Doug86
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* DoctorDoom's grudge against Reed Richards of the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' reflects this trope. In this case, however, the yearned-for retribution is ''really'' disproportionate, in that Reed didn't even do what Doom blames him for; Doom blames Reed for causing the accident which disfigured him, whereas all Reed did was bring to Doom's attention flaws in his calculations which had the potential for disaster if they weren't fixed. Doom went ahead with the experiment anyway, and when disaster happened as Reed predicted, Doom's ego couldn't let him admit fault and that Reed, in identifying Doom's error, was smarter than him. In response, he has attempted to kill Reed and his family on numerous occasions, and at one point possessed his daughter and trapped his son in Hell.

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* DoctorDoom's ComicBook/DoctorDoom's grudge against Reed Richards of the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' reflects this trope. In this case, however, the yearned-for retribution is ''really'' disproportionate, in that Reed didn't even do what Doom blames him for; Doom blames Reed for causing the accident which disfigured him, whereas all Reed did was bring to Doom's attention flaws in his calculations which had the potential for disaster if they weren't fixed. Doom went ahead with the experiment anyway, and when disaster happened as Reed predicted, Doom's ego couldn't let him admit fault and that Reed, in identifying Doom's error, was smarter than him. In response, he has attempted to kill Reed and his family on numerous occasions, and at one point possessed his daughter and trapped his son in Hell.
23rd Jun '17 12:09:52 PM SullenFrog
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* In ''[[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Star Wars]] ComicBook/{{Legacy}}'', [[BigBad Darth Krayt]] orders the [[FinalSolution genocide]] of the Mon Calamari species in retaliation for their senator leaking information which allowed the Galactic Alliance to steal a prototype Star Destroyer that was being built in the Mon Calamari shipyards. Even some of Kraytís fellow Sith find this excessive.

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* In ''[[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Star Wars]] ComicBook/{{Legacy}}'', [[BigBad Darth Krayt]] orders the [[FinalSolution genocide]] of the Mon Calamari species in retaliation for their senator leaking information which allowed the Galactic Alliance to steal theft of a prototype Star Destroyer that was being built in the Mon Calamari shipyards. shipyards above their home planet. Even some of Kraytís his fellow Sith find this excessive.
23rd Jun '17 12:08:13 PM SullenFrog
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* In ''[[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Star Wars]] ComicBook/{{Legacy}}'', [[BigBad Darth Krayt]] orders the [[FinalSolution genocide]] of the Mon Calamari species in retaliation for their senator leaking information which allowed the Galactic Alliance to steal a prototype Star Destroyer that was being built in the Mon Calamari shipyards. Even some of Kraytís fellow Sith find this excessive.
4th Jun '17 4:31:53 PM Prinzenick
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* In one of the [[WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatClassic 1950's Felix the Cat comic books]] (Felix The Cat #54), the story "A Fishy Official" has Felix get a job at a Census Bureau to count how many fish are in the ocean. He uses a submarine and film to estimate a count of 2,000,000,000 fish and reports the info back to his bossówho has just come back from fishing with six hanging from his hand. His boss immediately fires Felix for inefficiency.
12th Apr '17 4:55:52 PM comicwriter
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* Doctor Doom's grudge against Reed Richards of the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' reflects this trope. In this case, however, the yearned-for retribution is ''really'' disproportionate, in that Reed didn't even do what Doom blames him for; Doom blames Reed for causing the accident which disfigured him, whereas all Reed did was bring to Doom's attention flaws in his calculations which had the potential for disaster if they weren't fixed. Doom went ahead with the experiment anyway, and when disaster happened as Reed predicted, Doom's ego couldn't let him admit fault and that Reed, in identifying Doom's error, was smarter than him. In response, he has attempted to kill Reed and his family on numerous occasions, and at one point possessed his daughter and trapped his son in Hell.

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* Doctor Doom's DoctorDoom's grudge against Reed Richards of the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' reflects this trope. In this case, however, the yearned-for retribution is ''really'' disproportionate, in that Reed didn't even do what Doom blames him for; Doom blames Reed for causing the accident which disfigured him, whereas all Reed did was bring to Doom's attention flaws in his calculations which had the potential for disaster if they weren't fixed. Doom went ahead with the experiment anyway, and when disaster happened as Reed predicted, Doom's ego couldn't let him admit fault and that Reed, in identifying Doom's error, was smarter than him. In response, he has attempted to kill Reed and his family on numerous occasions, and at one point possessed his daughter and trapped his son in Hell.
27th Jan '17 4:17:14 AM luiz4200
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* ''Comicbook/LaffALympics'': In "The Discount of Monty Cristo", while buying a car, Dread Baron threatens to return it if the radio isn't tuned to his favorite station.
8th Jan '17 2:10:46 PM nombretomado
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** In the UltimateMarvel universe, Doom has even less reason to blame Reed for his problems, as he was the one who, after being ''told'' not to, reprogrammed the coordinates for the transporter due to his egotistical belief that he knew better than the man who created the machine, transforming himself into a creature of living metal. This version of Doom... just say he has issues even beyond the Reed Richards issue.

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** In the UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe, Doom has even less reason to blame Reed for his problems, as he was the one who, after being ''told'' not to, reprogrammed the coordinates for the transporter due to his egotistical belief that he knew better than the man who created the machine, transforming himself into a creature of living metal. This version of Doom... just say he has issues even beyond the Reed Richards issue.
21st Dec '16 7:15:48 PM Lloigor
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* [[http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/9/95848/1790556-jokersasylum_penguin_pg012_13.jpg One]] of the ''[[Franchise/{{Batman}} Tales of Arkham]]'' comics features The Penguin, and uses this to explain why a criminal like him belongs in Arkham despite his relatively sane methods and motives. In the story, after a chef is seen laughing in the Penguin's general direction while he is eating dinner: "Maybe it was just a coincidence that the chef laughed while looking in the Penguin's direction. Maybe he just happened to think of something funny, some joke he'd heard the other day, while glancing around the room. Maybe there was nothing malicious about it at all. But in the end... it really didn't matter. And so they ate their dinner, and enjoyed their evening, and the Penguin never said a word about the chef who'd laughed. But a few days later, that building had a new owner, and the restaurant was forced to close, its employees all fired. And the day after losing his job, the chef found that his girlfriend had been suddenly deported to Romania and his best friend arrested for child pornography despite his insistence that he was framed. The day after that, a new tenant moved in next door and begin blasting their stereo at all hours of the day and night. The landlord stopped taking his calls. The church he attended was closed for fumigation, after a bizarre infestation of killer bees. The park where he liked to sit and read was annexed and bulldozed. And then the chef, who was a recovering alcoholic, woke one morning to find that a 24 hour liquor store had opened across the street from his apartment. Less than two months after he'd crossed paths with the Penguin, a night janitor found the chef in a bus station restroom. He'd hanged himself."

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* [[http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/9/95848/1790556-jokersasylum_penguin_pg012_13.jpg One]] of the ''[[Franchise/{{Batman}} Tales of Arkham]]'' comics features The the Penguin, and uses this to explain why a criminal like him belongs in Arkham despite his relatively sane methods and motives. In the story, after a chef is seen laughing in the Penguin's general direction while he is eating dinner: "Maybe it was just a coincidence that the chef laughed while looking in the Penguin's direction. Maybe he just happened to think of something funny, some joke he'd heard the other day, while glancing around the room. Maybe there was nothing malicious about it at all. But in the end... it really didn't matter. And so they ate their dinner, and enjoyed their evening, and the Penguin never said a word about the chef who'd laughed. But a few days later, that building had a new owner, and the restaurant was forced to close, its employees all fired. And the day after losing his job, the chef found that his girlfriend had been suddenly deported to Romania and his best friend arrested for child pornography despite his insistence that he was framed. The day after that, a new tenant moved in next door and begin blasting their stereo at all hours of the day and night. The landlord stopped taking his calls. The church he attended was closed for fumigation, after a bizarre infestation of killer bees. The park where he liked to sit and read was annexed and bulldozed. And then the chef, who was a recovering alcoholic, woke one morning to find that a 24 hour liquor store had opened across the street from his apartment. Less than two months after he'd crossed paths with the Penguin, a night janitor found the chef in a bus station restroom. He'd hanged himself."
30th Nov '16 9:01:02 AM Jikashi
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** It gets worse: [[spoiler:Carol, who is opposing Tony in this war, had to beg them to stand down. [[FridgeHorror For her to do this, it means that they most likely had something even worse in mind for Tony. After all, it hasn't been revealed yet what really happened to Cyclops that led to his death after he went after them.]] Maybe that's really why the rest of the X-Men are so afraid to have any conflict with them.]]

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** It gets worse: [[spoiler:Carol, who is opposing Tony in this war, had to beg them to stand down. [[FridgeHorror For her to do this, it means that they most likely had something even worse in mind for Tony. After all, it hasn't been was recently revealed yet what really happened to Cyclops that led Cyclops' punishment for angering the Inhumans by neutralising the mist which was sacred to his death after he went after them.them but fatal to mutants was to be instantly and publicly executed by the Inhuman royals.]] Maybe that's really why the rest of the X-Men are so afraid to have any conflict with them.]]
18th Sep '16 1:24:17 PM nombretomado
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* Moose Mason in ArchieComics goes into violent rages and assaults any boy who he thinks is trying to hit on "his gurl," Midge. Interpretations of "hitting on" seeming to vary, including merely bumping into Midge by accident, accepting some item from her she didn't want (candies, etc.), or just trying to converse with her period. Earlier stories with Moose tended to be particularly brutal--one story has Moose sending Archie flying through the air just for saying "hi" to Midge. Another has him ''hospitalizing'' Reggie, when Reggie cheats him out of $5 and tries to use it to date Midge. Even Jughead (in Moose's first appearance) isn't spared from this, ending up with bandages, a cast, and a black eye (and missing several days' of school) for being asked by the school to tutor his girlfriend. Dilton's not spared Moose's wrath, either, despite WordOfGod claiming to be one of his "closest friends"; a 90s story sees someone try to trick Moose into thinking Dilton liked Midge, which cues Dilton flying through the air with one punch. RuleOfFunny for why Moose isn't in juvenile hall/jail and has such antics tolerated by the others... I guess?!

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* Moose Mason in ArchieComics Franchise/ArchieComics goes into violent rages and assaults any boy who he thinks is trying to hit on "his gurl," Midge. Interpretations of "hitting on" seeming to vary, including merely bumping into Midge by accident, accepting some item from her she didn't want (candies, etc.), or just trying to converse with her period. Earlier stories with Moose tended to be particularly brutal--one story has Moose sending Archie flying through the air just for saying "hi" to Midge. Another has him ''hospitalizing'' Reggie, when Reggie cheats him out of $5 and tries to use it to date Midge. Even Jughead (in Moose's first appearance) isn't spared from this, ending up with bandages, a cast, and a black eye (and missing several days' of school) for being asked by the school to tutor his girlfriend. Dilton's not spared Moose's wrath, either, despite WordOfGod claiming to be one of his "closest friends"; a 90s story sees someone try to trick Moose into thinking Dilton liked Midge, which cues Dilton flying through the air with one punch. RuleOfFunny for why Moose isn't in juvenile hall/jail and has such antics tolerated by the others... I guess?!
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